In 2013, 62 North Carolina residents died from domestic violence. Since January, 44 residents have also died.
The Union County Board of Commissioners wants the state legislature to repeal a law that prevents the school board from suing the county over funding levels.
Kim Hargett differs widely from incumbent Mark Brody
On Oct. 20, a man passed a stopped school bus and led Sheriff’s deputies on a chase.
After 26 years as a head football coach, Ron Massey impacted a lot of lives. Some of Union County's head football coaches expressed their feelings after he died during the season at the age of 56 on Oct. 11.
Piedmont High won its first football game since the death of head coach Ron Massey and overcame a fourth-quarter deficit to defeat Anson on Monday. Senior QB Cameron Tripp led the way, rushing for two touchdowns and completing two TD passes to senior receiver Ben Radford.
Marvin Ridge's defense shut down Albert Funderburke and the offense had its way through the air in a 37-20 road win over Sun Valley. The Mavs, who entered the game with an 0-6 record, got a 355-yard passing effort from sophomore Austin Colonna, who completed three TD passes to sophomore Emeka Emezie.
Cuthbertson is alone in first place in the Southern Carolina Conference after Friday's thrilling 42-38 home win over Weddington. QB Austin Kendall threw for 433 yards and four scores and rushed for 66 yards and two TDs, including the game-winning touchdown with 18 seconds left.
Other scores involving UC include:
Marvin Ridge 37, Sun Valley 20
Forest Hills 35, Parkwood 14
Central Academy 39, West Stanly 0
Myers Park 41, Porter Ridge 13
Mount Pleasant 10, Monroe 7
Since Adam and Eve we have longed for the perfect apple
Jax is a sweet, loving Husky mix, whose Carolina blue eyes would melt the hearts of most Tarheels.
Cute puppies and fluffy kittens abound at the Union County Animal Shelter this week!
Fin is a sweet little girl who will swim into your heart.
Despite drawing ever since she was very young, Gina Rugito-Anderson recently chose to make it more than a hobby.
Thoughts of my mother — Ward Mullis
Week recognizes the work of nurses — Garett Schreier
Our Eighth Amendment — Lloyd Weichinger
Is redistricting really necessary? — Collin Love
Make your insurance choices wisely — Byron Ward
There is no risk of a constitutional convention
Take nothing at face value … investigate
Finally scared enough to vote?
Check the batteries in your smoke detector
Transparency vs. paranoia
When the health care debate began, I warned that the President’s health care bill was the wrong direction for our nation and North Carolina. I offered an alternative then—The Patients’ Choice Act—along with Senator Tom Coburn because health care was broken before Obamacare.
How do you like that frost on your car windows in the morning?